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LEGION: Showrunner Says ‘Iconic’ X-Men Characters Won’t Appear [FX]

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Noah Hawley reveals that Legion will not feature “iconic” X-Men characters. The FX showrunner confirmed that such big names as Wolverine and Jean Grey will not be appearing on the program.

Speaking about the decision, Hawley said that he believes it will actually be a benefit to the show as it will it to go in different directions from the movie franchise, which already have a preconceived set of rules that the characters would have to abide by. The news, however, will likely disappoint fans who were looking forward to guest appearances by such figures as Gambit and Rogue on the series.

The embargo against major X-Men characters appears to be somewhat softened in the case of Professor X, however, as the show revolves around his son and Hawley explains:

“He could be. It’s a different story, but I’m not ruling that out.” When asked about the tone of the show, Hawley said that it won’t be rooted in any particular time period, as opposed to the three most recent X-Men films, which took place in three different decades. “It’s a little more of a fable in my mind. If you were to say, ‘Where is it, and when is it?,’ it’s not exactly clear, I think. And a lot of it is because [David Haller’s] not exactly clear. It’s the world as perceived subjectively on some level. The recent X-Men movies, starting with First Class, are rooted in a time period and a world and playing with history in interesting ways. This isn’t doing that.”

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